Junior RHP Zach Burdi picks his school, and other news



By Sean Duncan

Zach Burdi, the No. 3-ranked prospect in the Class of 2013, has verbally committed to the University of Iowa. Burdi, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound RHP from Downers Grove South HS, earned top prospect honors at the PBR Preseason All-State Showcase in February after he put on an impressive show that included an 88-90 mph fastball with late arm-side action.

Burdi, who’s the younger brother of Nick Burdi (now at Louisville), marks the seventh junior commitment in the top 10 Class of 2013 rankings in Illinois.

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In other recruiting news:

Joel Rotkvich, a MIF from St. Laurence HS, has committed to Lewis University.

Matt Godinsky, an INF/RHP from Sycamore HS, has committed to Grinnell College.

Jimmy Nickell, a RHP from Warren HS, has committed to Augustana.

Clint Stroud, a sophomore RHP from Heartland CC, has committed to Illinois State University. The 6-foot-4 Stroud was a standout at Olympia HS.

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